Schoolchildren across South Wales have discovered at first hand what a career in civil engineering has to offer, with the fourth running of the Engineering Team Challenge.
Three hundred year nine pupils from over 20 schools in South Wales descended on the University of Glamorgan and the Swansea Institute for Higher Education over three days last month to tackle a practical engineering-based problem. The challenge, to design foundations out of everyday materials, provided an excellent opportunity for the pupils to exercise communication and problem solving skills. Run by ICE Wales, the challenge has the support of local government, careers agencies, and local consultants INFOPLUS www. engineering-teamchallenge.co.uk